bremsstrahlung

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noun brems·strah·lung \ ˈbrem(p)-ˌshträ-ləŋ \

Definition of bremsstrahlung

:the electromagnetic radiation produced by the sudden deceleration of a charged particle in an intense electric field (as of an atomic nucleus); also :the process that produces such radiation

Origin and Etymology of bremsstrahlung

German, literally, decelerated radiation


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